Innovation: Worldsensing develops a sustainable system to monitor the energy consumption of buildings

The Barcelona-based company connects and monitors solar PV assets to improve maintenance operations

Barcelona, June 2018

As IoT pioneer and provider of operational intelligence within the Smart City industry and industrial sectors, Worldsensing is participating in a range of innovation project to make sure the company stays at the forefront of intelligent IoT technology developments. Among others, Worldsensing is a member of the REFER initiative, cofounded by ERDF, the European Regional Development Fund.

Solar energy to monitor energy consumption

The REFER project is focused on studying and testing technologies, deployed in real-world environments, which  help monitor and manage the energy consumption of buildings with the aim to make energy consumption more efficient and sustainable. In collaboration with all REFER partners, Worldsensing developed an IoT monitoring device powered by solar energy and integrated a new solar PV asset monitoring application to improve the maintenance process for a prototype deployed on a building close to Barcelona, Montgat’s public library. The technology is supported by Worldsensing’s leading wireless monitoring system for remote assets and infrastructures, Loadsensing. The test campaign will run from May to December 2018 in Montgat.

The public library in Montgat.

How the wireless monitoring system Loadsensing integrates solar PV assets to monitor the energy consumption of a building in real time.


The real-time, wireless monitoring system powered by solar energy deployed on the roof of the Montgat public library.

As part of the RIS3CAT “energy community” (Comunitat RIS3CAT Energia), an R&D instrument of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya – ACCIÓ), Worldsensing participates in the REFER (Reducció Energètica i Flexibilitat en Edificis en Rehabilitació) project (COMRDI15-1-0036).

About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 80 employees in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has customers in over 50 countries across 5 continents.


Aquest projecte ha estat cofinançat per la Unió Europea a través del Fons Europeu de Desenvolupament Regional (FEDER). RIS3CAT està cofinançats amb el Programa Operatiu FEDER (2014-2020) , destinat a incentivar la realització de projectes d’R+D duts a terme a Catalunya i amb un alt impacte al territori i a les empreses.


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